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Google Tips and Tricks: Expand Search - OR

Using OR and Quotation Marks

Using OR or inserting quotation marks can widen or narrow down a search.

OR makes a search wider; for instance, you can search [hotel OR motel] to find both kinds of lodging.

Sample search for [hotel OR motel] 

You can also insert quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or word. This can help you find quotes, search for song lyrics, or identify the titles of specific journal and magazine articles.

Sample search for ["like a rolling stone"]


Use OR to Find Either Term